Your Visit

Planning your visit to the Ashbourne area


If you plan to take a break in Ashbourne while following the Festival, you can find out more about the various types of accommodation on offer at the Peak District information website. This very comprehensive site contains detailed information about where to stay, where to eat and what other attractions can be found in the locality. If you prefer to speak directly with a member of our local Visitor Information team, they are located at the rear of the Town Hall building in the Market Place or you can click here to find a map of their location and more contact details.


Where to Stay


Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park





Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park
Fenny Bentley
Ashbourne DE6 1LE

Commanding breath-taking views of the Peak District National Park from its elevated position, this magnificently situated park offers the perfect place for the whole family, providing excellent access to the attractions of Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Tissington Trail, the former railway line between Ashbourne and Buxton runs alongside the park making it a great base for cyclists and walkers


Your Visit Shiningford Farm





Ashbourne Self Catering – Special properties for special occasions
Featuring Shiningford Farm located at the side of Carsington Water.
Email or Call 01335 346864

Ashbourne Self Catering offer high quality bespoke properties with modern amenities, spectacular views in gorgeous rural surroundings. Available to hire for celebrations, corporate entertaining, family holidays & small weddings.




Billy’s Bothy
Located at Offcote Grange, Ashbourne DE6 1JQ
Email or Call 01335 344794

Billy’s Bothy is a  large luxury Derbyshire Self Catering cottage, nestled amidst lush green pastureland at the edge of the  magnificent Peak District. Stunning views over private farmland. Full of beams and character this charming cottage has 5 bedrooms all en suite, plus availability of an optional 6th annexed en suite bedroom, large lounge with log stove, dining room, well equipped kitchen. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ.  Wi Fi, pampering, meals  are all available by arrangement.


Callow Top





Callow Top
Buxton Road
Sandybrook DE6 2AQ

Callow Top is an award winning family holiday park. Within easy reach of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Buxton, This is a picturesque location for your caravan, camping or self catering holiday in the Derbyshire & Staffordshire Peak District. Situated in a delightful, elevated setting in the Derbyshire countryside and  surrounded by open, green fields yet within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne. This site couldn’t be more perfectly located for exploring the most attractive areas of Derbyshire & the Peak District National Park.


The Station Hotel Ashbourne





The Station Hotel
Station Road
Ashbourne DE6 1AA

Built in 1901, the Station Hotel is a 12 bedroomed family run impressive mock Tudor building situated on the edge of the Derbyshire town of Ashbourne (opposite the Tissington Trail) and ideally situated near the centre of Ashbourne with the added advantage of ample car free parking! All of the rooms at the Station Hotel have an individual style suiting the age and character of the building with the vast majority or original features still in place.


Where to Eat and Drink




Smith's Tavern Ashbourne





Smith’s Tavern
36 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
01335 300809

A highly traditional alehouse right in the heart of the town, offering a warm welcome and a great selection of real ales, whiskies and other drinks, not to mention the tasty pork pies. Smith’s has been awarded Branch Pub of the Year by CAMRA for 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as Pub of the Season for Spring 2016. Look out for the double fronted bay windows to find us, this great little pub looks like a shop because it started life as a wine and spirit merchants.


St John St Gallery Ashbourne





St John Street Gallery & Café
50 St John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH
01335 347425

The gallery space exhibits an eclectic mixture of paintings, sculpture, ceramics and crafts over three floors. Once Ashbourne’s Magistrate’s Court, this spacious building now showcases some of the area’s most talented artists in relaxed and informal surroundings.The award winning café upstairs focusses on healthy food in a continental style. All meals are prepared on the premises and contain the highest quality produce from leading local suppliers with healthy options always available. The menu includes high quality Italian coffee, a variety of teas and alcoholic drinks and offers a choice of delicious homemade cakes. Soya based drinks now form part of the hot and cold beverage menu and a wide range of vegetarian and gluten free options are always on offer.